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DEI HUB: Sexual Orientation in the Workplace



It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against you because of your sexual orientation. This includes all employers, no matter how few people they employ. Most workers, including employees, agency workers, trainees and those who are self-employed have protection from sexual orientation discrimination at work.

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Setting up an LGBT employee network group


LGBT employee network groups can transform the experiences of LGBT employees at work.

This guide will help you take the first steps to forming a network group, going through how to get support from your organisation, how to build your membership base, and more.

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Creating inclusive workplaces


Join hundreds of committed organisations who are unlocking the potential of their employees. Stonewalls flagship programme will help you create an LGBT-inclusive workplace.

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LGBT Equality at Work


The position of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) people in Britain has been transformed beyond recognition in the course of a single generation. However, the problems that remain are substantial and trade unions, which have played a major part in winning the improvements gained in recent years, still have work to do.

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10 Ways to Support LGBT Employees


Over the last decade, organisations in all sectors have made huge strides in supporting LGBT employees and creating an inclusive workplace.

Data from Glassdoor shows one in three hiring decision makers anticipated increased investment in diversity and inclusion measures.

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The Power Of Inclusive Workplaces


The best employers understand the need to take inclusivity seriously. They understand that staff should be able to bring their whole self to work. They understand inclusion drives better individual, business and organisational outcomes.

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Pride 2020: One Year of AllInforma Rainbow

Informa Markets

June 2020 marks one year since the founding and launch of AllInforma Rainbow, Informa’s internal network for colleagues who identify as LGBTQIA+ and allies.
The last year has seen Rainbow go from strength to strength, with champions in offices across the world.

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Proud Experiences Stands Up For Trans Rights 

RX Global 

As the organiser of LGBTQ-focused travel event PROUD Experiences, Reed Exhibitions has joined with over 130 organisations across the UK to stand up for trans equality.   

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UN LGBTI Standards Toolkit

Workplace pride

The Workplace Pride UN LGBTI Standards Toolkit are intended to support the business community in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people.

Workplace Pride provided support to the United Nations during their development and more than 270 companies around the world have now endorsed the UN LGBTI Standards.

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Making It Real — Globally


A practical guide for advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender diversity and inclusion across global companies.

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